AEW to launch the Owen Hart Cup Tournament with full support from Owen Hart Foundation

Sep 20, 2021 - by Colin Vassallo

All Elite Wrestling and The Owen Hart Foundation today announced that they are collaborating to honor the legacy of Owen Hart.

This collaboration includes launching the annual Owen Hart Cup Tournament within AEW, which will see the winner receive a Cup known as ‘The Owen,’ as well as the production and distribution of unique and original Owen Hart merchandise, including specified retail goods as well as the upcoming AEW console video game.

This alliance incorporates opportunities to develop Owen Hart action figures via AEW’s partnership with Jazwares, apparel, posters, and additional collectable merchandise.

“AEW’s relationship with the Hart family dates back to our inaugural pay-per-view event, Double or Nothing in 2019, and Owen’s influence is still felt today,” said Tony Khan, AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative. “To extend his memory and his legacy even further through this agreement is a powerful and meaningful moment for the entire wrestling community.”

“The Owen Hart Foundation is extremely pleased to partner with AEW in this wonderful joint venture to honor Owen’s substantial international wrestling career and the lasting influence he and his craft has had in the sport,” said Dr. Martha Hart. “AEW’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament serves as a tremendous tribute to Owen and provides an incredible way for professional wrestling enthusiasts to celebrate his work in a most fitting way. We trust that Tony Khan and his amazing AEW team will do a brilliant job with this highly anticipated project. This OHF/AEW partnership is my special gift to all of Owen’s magnificent loyal fans who forever remember him and his inspiring repertoire of talents.”

4 Responses

  1. Luke says:

    Wow. This is what’s gonna put AEW over the top. Your war to lose now Tony, don’t screw it up.

  2. wolflik3me says:

    AEW certainly seems to be better at managing relationships. If they can continue to manage both the human and financial side of the business, they’ll eventually overtake WWE. And if they find a way to insure talent and provide full employment benefits, breaking from the independent contractor model at play elsewhere, they’ll quickly become the place to be.

  3. James says:

    My favorites to win would be Chris Jericho and Brian Pillman, Jr.

  4. john schleehauf says:

    Wow. What a cheap reach for attention. Wtf do any of their roster know about Owen Hart or the Hart family? Yeah we know,, “Martha sticking to her principles” 🙄 Boy, that sure didn’t stop her from taking that cash settlement from Vince-for a stunt OWEN HAD DONE VOLUNTARILY SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE. It was an accident,, pure and simple.. Had the same thing happened to Sting in WCW, would Eric Bischoff be vilified forever? Right…A company full of nobodies and non-draws just taking the money that Kahn the Mark is throwing around for a bunch of guys who were drawing 0.3’s for Vince, and are doing the same thing for TNT. Great job!!!

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